Three Union Members Stabbed at NYC Labor Protest by Non-Union Worker

By Sahid Fawaz

A peaceful labor protest turned bloody after three union members were attacked by knife-wielding man.

The New York Daily News reports:

“A labor protest at a Queens work site turned bloody Thursday, after a non-union worker slashed three union demonstrators, police said.

The violent scene unfolded outside the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Meridian Road in Corona where a crew with Iron Workers Local 197 was staging a pop-up protest against non-union work, cops said.

The union brought inflatable rats to the site to protest subcontractor U.S. Crane and Rigging’s hiring of non-union workers to install precast panels at the tennis stadium, said union executive board member Carole Raftrey.

At about 3:20 p.m., a 64-year-old non-union worker pulled out a pocket knife and attacked three union members, all men, cops said.

One victim, 35, was slashed in his groin, and the blade nicked an artery, a police source said.

A 46-year-old man was sliced in the finger, left arm and stomach, while a 49-year old man was cut on the right side of his stomach. He refused medical attention, while medics took the others to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens.”

For the rest of the story, check out the New York Daily News piece here.

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